John Gehring is Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life and author of The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope’s Challenge to the American Catholic Church.
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Trump Has Ground to Make Up With Catholics
Donald Trump takes pride in rattling the GOP establishment, but he faces a major roadblock on the way to the White House.
Catholic voters, who have been key to picking the winning ticket in almost every modern election, reject Trump decisively. In 2012, President Obama won the overall Catholic vote 50 percent to 48 percent. Hillary Clinton now leads 56 percent to 39 percent, a sizable gap unlikely to close much by November.
In Honoring Biden and Boehner, Notre Dame Lives Up to Pope Francis' Vision
When Pope Francis became the first pontiff in history to address Congress last fall, two of the most powerful Catholics in Washington sat behind him.
Texas School Board: The "Common Good" as Liberal Conspiracy
'Doing God's Work': A Moral Case for Financial Reform
Another Vatican II Moment for the Catholic Church?
What Catholics Can Teach Glenn Beck About Social Justice
While it's generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, his recent attacks on churches that preach "social justice" has rightly earned the condemnation of diverse faith leaders
A Torture Apologist's Flawed Theology
The Pope vs. Climate Change Deniers
Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?
Former President George W. Bush receives a pro-life award this weekend from Legatus, an organization of Catholic business professionals.
Honoring King: Economic Justice for All
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